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relate/rɪˈleɪt/verb
relatesrelatedrelating
relate
/rɪˈleɪt/
verb
relatesrelatedrelating
Learner's definition of RELATE  
[+ object]  : to show or make a connection between (two or more things) — often + to
[no object]  : to understand and like or have sympathy for someone or something — usually + to
[+ object]formal  : to tell (something, such as a story)
[no object]  — used to describe how people talk to, behave toward, and deal with each other — usually + to or with

relate to

[phrasal verb]
relate to (someone or something) 
: to be connected with (someone or something) : to be about (someone or something) — often used as (be) related to
— see also relate 1, 2, 4 (above)
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